iPod iPod photo Software Update -- Broken _show_voltage?

ChrisBrightwell

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Hi Everyone,

I've been using the _show_voltage hack on my iPods from the beginning, first on a 3G 20GB and now on a 60GB photo.

Since updating this iPod to v1.1, though, the _show_voltage hack has stopped working. The file is there, but it's like the iPod just doesn't give a damn.

I haven't tried formatting and restoring the iPod. I might do that tonight. Any other suggestions? Am I the only one seeing this?

Thanks.
 

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You're not the only one. But I know not of this "_show_voltage" hack of which you speak, and I ain't gonna be hackin' my iPod anytime soon.
I'm with you. An iPod is like a fine piece of art... I sure as hell wouldn't draw in a smile on the Mona Lisa.
 
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ChrisBrightwell

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Hey, it's not like I'm cracking open the iPod and installing some sort of voltmeter or something. It's a simple software hack that changes the appearance of the battery meter to something infinitely more useful.
 
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clayj

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ChrisBrightwell said:
Hey, it's not like I'm cracking open the iPod and installing some sort of voltmeter or something. It's a simple software hack that changes the appearance of the battery meter to something infinitely more useful.
Except it apparently doesn't work anymore. :) (Sorry, I'm still not trying it, especially if I don't think it's actually going to work.)
 
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ChrisBrightwell

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clayjohanson said:
Except it apparently doesn't work anymore. :)
I'm trying to determine if this problem is unique to my iPod. The fact that no one can help confirm or deny that they're having the same problem I am does little more than frustrate me.

(Sorry, I'm still not trying it, especially if I don't think it's actually going to work.)
Suit yourself. There's no harm to be done whatsoever, but suit yourself.
 
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clayj

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OK, riddle me this, and I'll try it: How do you UNDO the _show_voltage hack once you've enabled it? (I'm looking for the Terminal command line here.) I like my battery meter and I want to be able to switch straight back to it once I've tested the hack.
 
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ChrisBrightwell

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To introduce the hack:
touch /Volumes/Your_iPod_Name/iPod_Control/Device/_show_voltage

To remove the hack:
rm /Volumes/Your_iPod_Name/iPod_Control/Device/_show_voltage

"touch" creates the file, "rm" removes it.

Thanks.
 
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